I've been a subscriber to Food Network Magazine for a while now, and I've always been impressed with the publication. That is until I read one of their most recent magazines. In their 10 Things You Should Know About article, the magazine recently featured Slim Chips, the brain child of Icelandic-Italian design firm Hafsteinn Juliusson. Slim Chips is edible paper with organic flavoring. Peppermint, sweet potato, and blueberry, anyone?. The tag line on the bag says, "Instead of getting fat you can now eat paper with flavor. It's like eating tasty air".
This zero calorie treat is meant to be ironic, but the "humorous jab" is lost on me considering the fat-phobic society we live in. "Thin is In," says the article. Food Network Magazine, is this really a message you want to convey to your readers?
[Alternative blog title: Food Network Magazine Needs to Learn a Thing or Two About Fat Positivity]